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Quebec Declaration – The Creation of CICOPA-North America

October 13, 2011 Quebec Declaration In the lead-up to the UN International Year of Co-operatives 2012, and on the occasion of the first North American Worker Co-operative Conference (Quebec City, October 13-15, 2011), the Worker Co-op Federations in North America have come together to create CICOPA-North America1 and have drafted this joint Declaration on the…

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An Equal Exchange Story: When a founding member gets pushed out

Paper posted on March 6, 2011 was prepared for the Babson-Equal Exchange Cooperative Curriculum titled ‘The Worker Cooperative Life Cycle’ by John R. Whitman Ph.D. This is an academic- style paper that explored whether the Cook and Burress’ theory (2009) of the five phases of a co-operative fit the life cycle of Equal Exchange. The paper…

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CWCF President Alain Bridault becomes a member of the CICOPA Executive Committee

CICOPA is the world organization of Industrial, Artisanal and Service Producers’ Cooperatives, or the “international worker co-op confederation”. It is a sectoral organization of the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA). At the meeting of the Executive Committee of CICOPA held in February, CICOPA appointed Alain Bridault as a member of its Executive Committee. Alain represents North…

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CWCF Presentation to the Standing Committee on Finance on February 15, 2011

CWCF Executive Director Hazel Corcoran and President Alain Bridault made a presentation to the Standing Committee on Finance in Ottawa on February 15, 2011. They recommended that the federal government: Launch a Co-operative Investment Strategy with two components : A Canadian Co-operative Development Fund; and A federal Co-op Investment Plan 2. Make the federal Co-operative Development…

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February 2011 CCPA Monitor Article – The Case For Worker Co-operatives

Attached below, please see CWCF’s article titled ‘The Case for Worker Co-operatives’ in the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ February 2011 issue of the Monitor. For more info on the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives go to: http://www.policyalternatives.ca/ CCPA_February_2011_The_Case_For_Worker_Co-operatives

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